but he has been perfectly clear on that, and he is not talking about international law because he does not have the security council with him. he is looking for international legitimacy, which is why he is consulting with a wide range of countries today. >> this morning, british parliament debated, why is the burden on the u.s. and u.k. test strike syria militarily rather than middle eastern allies such as turkey, kuwait, qatar? >> i would not expect the individual arab states to strike , nor would i expect the arab league to endorse a western strike. that is going too far, given the history of the area, the suspicions of the west, of the united states, etc.. we have very strong friends there, but they do not want to be standing alone, saying, welcome uncle sam, come in, send your military and and do something nasty to a fellow arab state. that runs against the grain.